Finance Manager

Smart Metering Systems Plc
Cardiff, UK
29 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
SMS Plc are proud to be a Real Living Wage employer!
SMS Plc provide a completely integrated service from beginning to end, from project managing the installation of the gas and/or electricity supply and connection through to the procurement, installation and management of the meter asset, data collection and on-going energy management solutions.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Finance Manager to join our Cardiff Team. The finance Manager will assist the Financial Controller and Financial Director in oversight of all Divisional finance and accounting functions. Support the FC & FD manage the finance team to oversee the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, month end closings and financial reporting.

Typical Duties
  • Assist the FC & FD in delivery of high quality and insightful management information.
  • Assist in completing budgeting and forecasting cycles to support, short, medium and long-term business planning in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Short term cash and working capital forecasting and reporting.
  • Play a leading role in integrating newly acquired business into the group, aligning all finance processes and controls.
  • Support imminent implementation of new ERP finance system and provide post go live support to wider business.
  • Provide Business partner support to Divisional operating directors and senior management team.
  • Support the FC & FD by undertaking ad-hoc analysis and projects as required to further develop the success of the business segment.
  • Liaising with Group finance to ensure alignment and compliance with Group standards.
  • Ensuring HMRC requirements and deadlines are met.
  • Manage, support and guide the finance team.

  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • IT literate (Microsoft Excel / Word etc.)
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also as an individual
  • Ability to work methodically with good attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, with a practical, "can-do" approach
  • Logical approach to problem solving

Education and Professional Qualifications
  • GCSE's in English and Mathematics
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified

  • Qualified accountant with strong academic background and strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Strong Technical accounting knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Commercially minded
  • Self-motivator who is pro-active
  • Dynamics / SAP / AX12 system experience (desirable)

In return we offer our employees -
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • For every year you spend working for SMS you will be rewarded with an extra full day's holiday up to a maximum of 5
  • Refer a friend bonus (£500)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Corporate season ticket travel
  • Automatic enrolment into the Company Stakeholder Pension Scheme (will commence following 3 months employment)
  • Eligibility to join the Share Incentive Plan following 6 months employment
  • We also have you covered with Life Insurance where your next of kin will receive 4 times your annual salary
To assist the Financial Controller and Financial Director inoversight of allnd accounting functions.Support the FC & FD manage the finance team to oversee thegeneral ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthend closings and financial reporting

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